Fans share their thoughts on Floyd Mayweather’s final bouts and the acceptance of his “clinical” style, Alfredo Angulo’s future, the James Kirkland-Gabriel Rosado fight, the Freddie Roach-Lucian Bute team-up, Nonito Donaire, and more in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Mayweather’s unanimous decision over Marcos Maidana at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday generated close to a $15 million gate, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday. The Showtime Pay Per View produced 925,000 pay-per-views buys.
George Groves is intent on moving past his two high-profile losses to Carl Froch when he meets European super middleweight champ Christopher Rebrasse at the Wembley Arena in London on Saturday. The winner will move closer to a shot at newly crowned WBC 168-pound titleholder Anthony Dirrell.
Undefeated Philadelphia lightweight standout Karl Dargan continues to make up for lost time with his co-featured bout against Angino Perez on NBC Sports Network’s “Fight Night” at the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn., on Saturday.
As a result of a left thumb injury sustained during preparation for his bout against Johnathon Banks, Antonio Tarver has pulled out of their fight, originally scheduled for Sept. 29.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, former Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer insists he has no information regarding the current issues between Floyd Mayweather and Leonard Ellerbe.
Former WBO lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns will make his junior welterweight debut against Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez on Oct. 4 in an attempt to end a two-fight losing streak at The First Direct Arena in Leeds, England, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport announced on Thursday.
Former super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez returns on Oct. 18, this time at light heavyweight, to challenge Azea Augustama at the StubHub Center in Carson, Ca.
RingTV.com caught up with Amir Khan and his trainer Virgil Hunter after Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s rematch victory over Marcos Maidana. Khan says he’s ready to topple a fading Mayweather but Hunter wants his fighter focused on a December ring return.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s recent hints at having “a totally new team” for his next fight in May leads a packed Lem Satterfield notebook that includes news items on Orlando Salido, Joseph Diaz Jr. and Dusty Hernandez-Harrison.
Former RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez has undergone an orthopedic examination in order to determine his professional future.
Jim Lampley defended the closing commentary he delivered on Tuesday night’s edition of “The Fight Game,” in which he described Floyd Mayweather Jr. as “an often aggressively distasteful human being whose behaviors are a blight on the boxing landscape,” adding that “Mayweather’s retirement can not come a moment too soon.”
The topic of Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao was broached, yet again, during an edition of HBO’s “The Fight Game,” when host Jim Lampley discussed with Max Kellerman the notion of a “two-network shared pay-per-view” to make the fight a reality.
Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya stated that he has “talked to Al Haymon about various possibilities” for matching his boxers against those from Top Rank during an interview on Tuesday night’s episode of HBO’s “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley.”
Lucian Bute has “a lot of tools,” according to the veteran’s new trainer Freddie Roach, who will work his first bout with the former IBF super middleweight titleholder on Dec. 6 when Bute returns against an opponent to be determined at Bell Centre in Montreal.
HBO’s “The Fight Game” with host Jim Lampley premieres tonight for the fall season at 11:00 p.m. ET/ 8:00 p.m. PT. It will be the first of four shows that will run in consecutive months, as the following show airs on Oct. 28, followed by Nov. 19, and concluding the 2014 season on Dec. 23.
Former titleholders Kazuto Ioka and Ryo Miyazaki each posted wins on Tuesday to bounce back from the first losses of their careers.